Monica Saldivar wanted to bring awareness to domestic abuse with her latest single “Soy Mas Fuerte” and expose the issue with the official music video for the title track of the new EP released in May from the current Best New Female Artist winner at the 2020 Tejano Music Awards.
“‘Soy Mas Fuerte’ deals with domestic abuse and in our culture, as well as around the world, there’s so much domestic violence, there’s so much domestic abuse, for men and women that we’re just not talking about it enough,” Saldivar tells Tejano Nation. “We’re not giving it light where it needs to be and whenever Jesse reached out to me, one of his main things to talk about with this song was to give people the strength to either walk away, or to pay tribute to people that we’ve lost when it came to domestic violence.”
The track, written by Florida-based singer and songwriter Jesse Villarreal, brings awareness to a problem that affects 10 million people in the U.S. each year, according the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
“We wanted this song to be a full circle thing,” she added. “We didn’t want it to be just this sad story because when we talk about domestic violence we think of the people that didn’t make it out. I wanted to make sure that this topic wasn’t going to just fade away.”
The visual, filmed by Ryan Bazan and co-directed by Saldivar, is dedicated to all that have a difficult life due to domestic violence.
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